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#0805: Click and Clack Vs. The Amorous Donkey

Original Air Date: 02.02.2008
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Tom and Ray share a letter regarding a new twist on driver distraction.

Call 1

Michael Hackett (Minneapolis, Minnesota) - 1999 Toyota RAV4

A suspension/brakes question. When it

Call 2

Adrian Down (Pahoa, Hawaii) - 1991 Chevrolet S-10

A question about gas mileage and his gauge. The gauge goes down pretty slowly until half a tank, then it plummets pretty quickly. Friend says mpg changes with gas volume in tank. He disagrees. His friend is crazy. Less gas might improve your mileage a tiny bit, because of less weight, but it

Call 3

Terri (, Michigan) - 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser

n engine/exhaust/drivetrain question. The car vibrates and whirs under driver

Call 4

Randy Chalenor (Weed, California) - 2004 MINI Cooper

A clutch problem. At 50k, he burnt out his clutch. He had it replaced, and 10k later, the new clutch is already having problems. Was told by a Toyota guy that Mini

Call 5

Jayne Matricardi Burke (Fairfax, Virginia) - 2001 Subaru Outback

safety/fumes/idling question. She likes to let the baby fall asleep in the car, with heat on in winter or the ac. Her father says this is dangerous, hubby says fine. She can get a CO detector for the car to make sure there's no exhaust leakage, but guys don

Call 6

Mary Van Duveros (Wilbraham, Massachusetts) - 1990 Mazda Miata MX-5

A starting/stalling/winter driving question. It has a really hard time running when cold after it starts. Needs to warm up in driveway, or use a series of gas pedal maneuvers to keep the RPMs up. Her husband needs to drive it and doesn

Call 7

Joan Gutekampf (Wilmette, Illinois) - 1990 Honda CRX

Stump the Chumps. Her car makes a noise like

Call 8

Matthew Renard (Lawrence, Kansas) - 1995 Saturn SL

And engine/oil question. His car goes through 1.5 quarts of oil per month. Was low on oil when he got it, and dealer said that Saturn engines burn oil. Sounds ridiculous, but guys commend dealer for coming up with a story so quickly. Don